Resource: The Chronicle online.com    By Shari Phiel
Kinder Morgan, the company looking to bring one of two proposed coal export terminals to Port Westward in Clatskanie, has been racking up fines lately from the Environmental Protection Agency and the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality.

According to a recent statement issued by the DEQ, SFPP, L.P., a Kinder Morgan subsidiary operating in Eugene, was issued penalties totaling $1,500 “for permit violations at a bulk petroleum storage facility located on 1765 Prairie Rd. in Eugene.”

 
 
Manchester, UK - October 2012 - Multisensor Systems Ltd has announced the successful deployment of the MS1200-SYS VOC and Hydrocarbon monitoring system in GAC Filter Monitoring applications.

The MS1200-SYS has now been installed in locations globally and customers are enthusiastic about the projected cost savings, through reduced carbon replenishment.

 
 
Resource: 4-traders
Calgon Carbon Corporation (NYSE: CCC) announced that it expects to report a loss for the third quarter of 2012. This result is primarily due to charges associated with the company's previously announced cost reduction program, including severance and an impairment charge for the permanent closure of its activated carbon manufacturing facility in Datong, China. Also contributing to the loss were lower gross margin before depreciation and amortization as discussed below; pension charges; and an agreement reached in July with the company's former CEO.

 
 
Resource: TAIPEI TIMES     By Lee I-Chia  /  Staff Reporter
While the famous kaoliang (高粱酒) produced in Kinmen has already brought enormous income to the offshore island, researchers say they have now developed new technologies to make the wasted sorghum grains into value-added products.

 
 
Resource: WaterWorld
U.S. Navy, The Government of USA has issued the following news release:

Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southwest awarded CH2M Hill Constructors Inc. of San Diego, a $76.68 million contract Sept. 29, for the design and construction of an advanced water treatment plant at Marine Corps Base (MCB) Camp Pendleton.

 
 
Resource: CBSNews.com
Shares Calgon Carbon Corp. fell sharply in Friday trading after the company, which makes water and air filtration systems, said it expects to report a third-quarter net loss.

THE SPARK: After the market closed on Thursday, the Pittsburgh company said delayed deliveries, lower production and the closure of a factory in China led it to expect third-quarter sales to fall 5 percent to approximately $137 million. That was below the $145 million analysts had been expecting.

 
 
Resource: WaterWorld
The City of Newport held a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday, Oct. 17, with local and state officials to mark the start of construction of a new Lawton Valley Water Treatment Plant in Portsmouth and upgrades to the treatment processes at the Station No. 1 Water Treatment Plant in Newport.

 
 
Resource: RTTNews
Calgon Carbon Corp. (CCC: Quote) announced that it expects to report a loss for the third quarter of 2012. This result is primarily due to charges associated with the company's previously announced cost reduction program, including severance and an impairment charge for the permanent closure of its activated carbon manufacturing facility in Datong, China.

 
 
Resource: Daily News
Sri Lanka coconut and coconut based products sector has recorded an overall growth of 9 % in 2012 up to August earning a revenue of Rs. 32 billion in comparison with the corresponding figure of Rs 29 billion in 2011.

 
 
Resouce: DesignNews
Researchers in Malaysia have developed a bio-based composite material by substituting coconut fibers for traditional ceramic fibers in biocomposite tiles. The natural fibers improve the strength and stiffness of the composite materials and also reduce their weight.

The low density, high cellulose content, and abundance of coconut shell fibers, make them popular in Southeast Asia and other areas for a number of rope, fiber, and textile applications. Other advantages of using the fibers of coconut coir include its toughness, low density, low cost, and biodegradability. Several different types of biocomposites already exist, including those composed of biodegradable plant-based or animal-based natural fibers, such as flax, jute, silk, or wool.